December 9 - February 5, 2023
“Umlauf and His Influence places works by legendary Texas artist Charles Umlauf (1911 – 1994) from the Dale Huggins-Jonathon Todd Collection, side-by-side with works by two of his most brilliant University of Texas students, Maurice Schmidt (b. 1936) and Margaret Stites (1910 – 2003). Charles Umlauf taught at the University of Texas, Austin, from 1941 to 1981. During his long career, he inspired countless students, some of whom, such as Farrah Fawcett, went on to other careers, and others who became world-famous sculptors, such as Luis Jiménez and Bob “Daddy- O” Wade. Alongside the exceptional Huggins-Todd collection of Umlauf’s works, this exhibit highlights two of Umlauf’s students who aren’t internationally known, because they chose to focus their careers on inspiring students in the way Umlauf inspired them. Margaret Stites and Maurice Schmidt helped establish the art programs at small rural colleges in Texas, Stites at Angelo State University and Schmidt at Texas A&M, Kingsville. Their extraordinary art has not often been seen outside of their communities.
The museum is supported by generous contributions from both individuals and businesses. This project is made possible in part by the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council and the Texas Commission on the Arts. SAMFA’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm. Admission is currently free.”
Reception: December 9, 2022 | 5:30–8 pm
1 Love Street
San Angelo, 76903 TX